Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Primate group files suit

A special-interest group committed to ending primate testing for scientific research filed a lawsuit with a Madison property owner Oct. 18.

The Primate Freedom Project is taking legal action against Roger Charly — owner of Budget Bicycles — after he agreed to sell the land between two University of Wisconsin campus facilities collectively known as the “The Primate Buildings” and then withdrew from the agreement in favor of a larger offer from a university-affiliated development company.

PFP is seeking to use the land to build a primate-research exhibit “illuminating the inhumane practice of using primates in scientific research” on the property. The land is situated between the National Institutes of Health’s Wisconsin National Primate Research Center and the University of Wisconsin Harlow Primate Laboratory.

Story here.

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